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Call for Papers: Special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760): Submit Manuscript by June 30, 2021

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Special issue of Social Sciences

Call for Papers: Special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760): Submit Manuscript by June 30, 2021

Special Issue of Social Sciences Information

This Special Issue aims to further explore governance issues in relation to the development of a circular plastics economy. There is currently very limited analysis of plastics production and disposal from a regulatory and governance perspective. There is also little scholarly consideration from a socio- or eco-legal perspective of the development of a circular economy for plastics. Much is written within other disciplines on both these topics, but there is a gap in the development of a legal analytical discourse. This Special Issue therefore seeks original research articles, case studies or systematic reviews focusing on, but not limited to, the following:

  • Legal mechanisms governing plastics and plastic products, such as environmental taxation, extended producer responsibility, ecodesign, product impact assessment, etc.
  • Regulatory opportunities and challenges for fostering circular plastics economies (in which plastic waste is prevented, and plastic is reused, recycled or recovered with the aim of sustainable development).
  • Contractual and intellectual property implications of designing products for circular plastics economies.
  • Consequences of COVID-19 on the regulation of plastics. COVID-19 has resulted in the increase of single-use plastics.
  • Justice and equity issues related to the governance of plastics.
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to the development of a circular plastics economy.
  • Sustainability approaches in relation to plastics and corporate governance.
  • Business models and corporate governance for a circular plastics economy.
  • REACH, other legislation on chemicals and their impact on the governance of plastics.
  • International approaches, especially in relation to the impact of plastics on global commons such as oceans.
  • Property issues and liability for harm from waste plastics.
  • Employment law issues relating to waste pickers.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

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